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10 1/4 inch gauge 2-6-2 for restoration - stock code 3893

A 10 1/4 inch gauge 2-6-2, reportedly based on its builder's idea of an LNER V2 - probably should have gone to Specsavers...

Built a long time ago, the engine has been unused for many years. It's largely complete, although missing some boiler fittings - there appears never to have been a tender. The welded steel boiler has been hydraulic tested at 200psi for 100psi working and a new certificate issued, the piston-valve chassis pushes along freely.

Whilst the engine could be restored in its original form, with a tall chimney, dome and side tanks it would have the makings of a large tank engine - indeed, given that the firebox lies over the frames at the back rather than between them, it would not be impossible to regauge down to 7 1/4 inch.

Length 74 inches
Height 28 inches
Width 19 inches
Driving wheels 10 inch diameter (tread)
Leading wheels 5 inch diameter

14 inches wide over outer firebox
approx 14 inch diameter at throatplate, 12 1/2 inch diameter at smokebox

gauge 10 1/4 inch